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Art | 42 | Basel | Unlimited

June 15th – 19th 2011
Basel, Switzerland

The installation Barricade (Basel) by Gardar Eide Einarsson is made up of found car tires from the city of Basel and cast resin bamboo poles. The sculpture takes its form from the civilian barricades constructed in the streets of Bangkok during the city's politically motivated street fights in the spring of 2010. Rendered in the artist's signature black and white palette, the installation of sharpened bamboo spears and locally-sourced tires considers the architecture of radical politics as well as the contextual nature and latent violence of everyday objects.

In collaboration with Nils Staerk.

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